Eleanor Parsons,

soprano

Winner of the 2015 Somerset Song Competition, the Edward Brookes Lieder Prize and English Song Prize, the Mario Lanza Opera Prize and finalist in the Llangollen International Eisteddfod Voice of the Future, the John Ireland song Prize, the Andrew Downes Prize and the Ambache prize for the performance of music by female composers. Eleanor graduated at Birmingham Conservatoire in 2015, studied at the Guildhall school of music and Drama.


Eleanor performs Oratorio and recitals across the UK, recently performing the Bach St Matthew Passion and B minor Mass, Mendelssohn Elijah, Handel Messiah, Schubert Mass in G, Brahms German Requiem and many other fine works. Eleanor has had the opportunity to perform in a masterclasses with Catherine Foster and Roderick Williams.


Eleanor has travelled internationally to sing in Cyprus, France, and Italy, performing choral works in the Pantheon and St Peters Basilica in the Vatican. Eleanor has made recordings with the St Chads Cathedral Choir and Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir and new music singers Via Nova.


On the stage, Eleanor has performed as Donna Anna Don Giovanni, 1st Lady Magic Flute, Mme Lidoine Dialogues des Carmelites, and many others. She played Mme Larina Eugene Onegin with OPRA Cymru, created the title role of Michael Wolters new opera Avas Wedding, and performed Poulencs La Voix Humaine with Birmingham Conservatoires “Handpicked Orchestra”. 

Operatic Repertoire: 

Barber, A Hand of Bridge, Geraldine

Debussy, L’enfant Prodigue, Lia

Humperdinck, Hansel and Gretel, Gertrud

Mozart, Don Giovanni, Donna Anna

Mozart, The Magic Flute, 1st Lady

Poulenc, Dialogues des Carmalites, Madam Lidoine

Poulenc, La Voix Humaine

Puccini, Suor Angelica, Suor Angelica, Genovieffa, Zelatrice

Sophie Smith, Tigress, Queen Aethefreda

Sophie Smith, The Voyage (2012 Olympics)

Sullivan, Trial by Jury, Angelina

Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin, Larina

Vaughan Williams, Hugh the Drover, Mary

Verdi Macbeth, Lady Macbeth

Verdi La Traviata, Violetta

Walters, Avas wedding, Ava

EXCERPT/CONCERT

 

Beethoven, Fidelio, Marzelline

Bellini, I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Guilietta

Bizet, Carmen, Michaela, fresquita, mercedes

Britten, A midsummer nights dream, Helena

Britten, Peter Grimes, Ellen Orford

Britten, the Turn of the Screw, Governess

Catalani, La Wally, Wally

Delibes, Lakme, Lakme

Donizetti, Maria Stuarda, Maria Stuarda

Dove, The Enchanted Pig, Adelaide

Dvorak, Rusalka, Rusalka

Gershwin, Porgy and Bess, bess

Gounod, Romeo et Juliette, Juliette

Handel, Giulio Cesare, Cleopatra

Humperdinck, Hansel and Gretel, hansel

Korngold, Die Tote Stadt, Marietta

Lehar, Guiditta, Guiditta

Lehar, The Merry Widow, Hanna Glawari

Monteverdi, L’incoronation di Poppea, Nero

Mozart, Cosi fan Tutte, Fiordiligi, Dorabella, Despina

Mozart, Don Giovanni, Donna Elvira

Mozart, Idomeneo, Ilia

Mozart, The Magic Flute, Pamina

Ponchielli, La Gioconda, Gioconda

Puccini, La Boheme, mimi

Puccini, madam Butterfly,  cio cio san

Puccini, Tosca, tosca

Puccini, Turandot, liu

Smetena, The Bartered Bride, Marenka

Strauss, Die Fledermaus, Rosalinde

Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin, Tatyana

Tchaikovsky, The Queen of Spades, Liza

Tippet, The Midsummer Marriage, Jennifer

Verdi, Aida, Aida

Verdi, La Forza del Destino, Leonora

Verdi, Rigoletto, Gilda

Verdi, Otello, Desmonda

Wagner, Lohengrin, Elsa

CONCERT 

Bach, Mass in B minor, St Matthew Passion, St John Passion.

Vivaldi, Gloria

Handel, Messiah, Joshua, Samson

Haydn, Creation, Missa Brevis, Little organ mass, Missa Solemnis

Mozart, Requiem, exultate Jubilate, Mass in C minor, coronation mass, laudate Dominum

Beethoven, Missa Solemnis

Mendelssohn, Elijah, Hear my Prayer

Rossini, Petit Messe Solonelle

Dvorak, Stabat Mater

Elgar, Dream of Gerontius, Spirit of England

Verdi, Requiem

Britten, Rejoice in the Lamb

Orff, Carmina Burana

Lloyd Weber, Requiem

Rutter, Feel the Spirit, Gloria

Vaughan Williams, Donna nobis pacem

Appearances with North Wales Opera Studio:

December 2018, Suor Angelica (Suor Angelica & Genovieffa, St Giles Church (Wrexham, UK)

June 2019, Opera Gala with Shrewsbury Symphony Orchestra (Various), Shrewsbury Abbey, )Shrewsbury, UK)

Appearances with North Wales Opera Company:

September 2019, Suor Angelica (Suor Angelica), Stiwt Theatre (Rhosllannerchrugog, UK).

 

 

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